Edmonds resident travels to New York to remember cousin lost during 9/11

Patricia Mackey

Edmonds resident Patricia Mackey was in New York Tuesday to remember her cousin, Dennis Buckley, who lost his life in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Mackey represented her cousin’s family on the 11th anniversary of the attack at the National September 11 memorial and museum.

The day’s memorial events included bells tolling to commemorate the time of the attacks and the two buildings fallen, along with the reading of over 3,000 names.

Each year, around 200 family members of victims of the attack are chosen via a lottery to read the names of those lost. Mackey read 12 names, alternating reading with a woman who lost her sister, before reading Buckley’s name and saying a few words about her cousin.

Buckley, 38, worked on the 104th floor of the North World Trade Center Tower as a partner at the financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald. He was there when the tower was hit by a plane. Some of his remains and possessions were found a week later.  He is survived by his wife and three daughters who live in Chatham, NJ.

You can read a previous story we wrote about Mackey’s remembrances of 9/11 here.

— Lily Jaquith, Western Washington University communications intern

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